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fluorite crystals from China
 

 Mineral and Gem Videos

  last edited:  12/7/15     number of videos: 56 

 Mineral Identification Videos
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyyJz6zeUsg
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MvXv66b5h4

 Videos Sorted by Mineral Type

 Beryl
   
World's Largest Emerald

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_F2PgWWVSk&feature=related
  
Digging Aquamarine Crystals

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCk1iD-rIM&feature=related
   
How to buy an emerald
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPdPEOv7uA
  
$400 million dollar emerald
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO7UwZ3bNa4

 Calcite

   Double refraction in calcite
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZar-gCj3E
  
Calcite cleavage
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iafahWbrK5Y
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYiT2qgD8zQ
  
Calcite's reaction to hydrochloric acid
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBTasvLEsJ8

 Corundum (Rubies and Sapphires)
  
Looking for sapphires

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BaIYuFFNHI&feature=related
  
How to Find Sapphires- Australia
         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI6Kxk7iU30
  
Rubies: real, synthetic and simulated
         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4HcHBfFC6c
  
How to buy a ruby
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_1033BQuPQ
  
How to buy a sapphire
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XBLqEjqSsY

 Diamond
  
Diamond Mining

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOSCe-0nsI&feature=related
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi4ScNfeKJc&feature=related
  
How diamonds are made (lab)
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wJYkWpd6OY

   Diamond cutting tool
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwKCALyJ7r8
  
Polishing diamonds
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVzS3uTBAg
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQs0qWR8MaM
  
The 10 biggest polished diamonds
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Dz9VlLI-c
  
Finding a rough diamond
       http://www.you
tube.com/watch?v=Jul8IjYzinI
  
Blood diamonds
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eThlmx7w9r0


 Fluorite
  
Fluorite Crystal Specimen

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Fluorite crystal structure
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWpwJZtwKps

   Finding fluorite in Colorado
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ybhXkAZT34

 Garnets
  
Digging out Fullarton River garnets
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-g6K46Klpg


 Gold
  
23 ounce gold nugget
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr4FHNfXaIY&feature=related
  
World's Largest Gold Nugget

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQVUSNGHLSs&feature=related
  
Gold nugget patch
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnvP9n-kidg
  
12 pound gold nugget
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RagIOfZUOk
  
Gold prospecting in Australia
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEIqEl39QbM


 Gypsum
   Giant selenite crystals in Mexican cave
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laMZAJ2L_1Y
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOjWRR5QL_I
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlz8Z_QZU40
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7VunyiXhDg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwkE7DWrgr0
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgUFb_l4DLE
  

 Hiddenite

   Digging for Hiddenite Crystals in North Carolina

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDvQcrEN1N0&feature=related

 Opal
  
Black Opal- super fire opal

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM71HA0_Bo0&feature=related
  
Australian Boulder Opals

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc-yGcoggwM&feature=related
  
Freda's Log Opal-petrified wood

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrOzVKSftvE&feature=related
 

 Pyrite
  
How to tell the difference between gold and pyrite
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK7fhwlOjRY

Quartz
  
World's Largest Amethyst Geode
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTplER_7-Ig
  
Large Arkansas Quartz Crystal

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA2IrQnIUmI&feature=related
  
Herkimer Diamond (quartz crystals) from New York

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61BlqtIGjL4&feature=related
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilDuxHjUyxQ&feature=related
  
Finding Giant Quartz Crystals
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wcJ4HPWau0
  
Quartz Crystal Types
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DctX0vUBBhE
  
Digging Amethyst and Quartz Crystal Clusters
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjdpN565rD4
  
Hunting Agates
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGHqLXQChu8
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr0EADxSj1k
  
washing clay off a large quartz crystal from Arkansas
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz4E-_hmrlk
 

 Tourmaline

   Himalaya Tourmaline Mine
         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6BPMALFdkk
  
Family Tourmaline Adventure
         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQ3wO7V63o



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